Saturday, May 30, 2009


20th annual Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari Sunday at Suffolk Downs


BOSTON (May 29, 2009) – The 20th annual Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari (PGHDS), one of Boston’s premier family and charity events, is this Sunday (May 31) for at Suffolk Downs in East Boston.

The Hot Dog Safari (9:00 AM-4:30 PM), for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis/The Joey Fund, is the creation of Eddie Andelman, The Godfather of Sports Radio, who this year passed the baton to his three sons from the popular Phantom Gourmet -- David, Michael and Dan.


Andelman’s original Hot Dog Safari started with a bus ride for 200 people to the Windham Bar & Grill in Connecticut. It has steadily grown each year with thousands upon thousands now attending and last year more than $250,000 was raised, increasing its grand total to more than $3,250,000 since its inception.

The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari includes plenty of food and soft drinks (hot dogs, sausages, Richardson’s ice cream, Dunkin’ Donuts, Nantucket Nectars, Entenmann’s, etc.), as well as a wide variety of fun activities for children, a full card of live horse races (12:45 PM post time) for adults, and live broadcasting from 1-3 PM on 96.9 WTKK FM Talk.

Countless hot dogs plus sausages, cooked by members of the Massachusetts National Guard, are represented by the following companies: Kayem Brats, Fenway Franks, Fuddruckers, Sir Franks-A-Lot, Old Neighborhood and The Sausage Guy. Kowloon Restaurant will offer a unique “Chinese hot dog” and Harrow’s provides its famous chicken pies.

Entertainment will be provided by Stevie Ray along with the It’s 2Cool dancers and the Rev Gals. Members of the Boston Bruins and several professional fighters, boxing and UFC, will be on hand for a meet-and-greet.

Tickets, priced at $10.00 per person in advance -- $10.00 tickets are still available at Fuddruckers in Saugus, Reading, Methuen and Andover -- $15.00 at the door (children six and under are free), are available by going to 1.617.783.3333, 1.800.MYSEATS, http://www.aceticket.com or local Ace Ticket outlets.

For more information about the 20th annual Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari go to http://www.hotdogsafari.phantomgourmet.com or call 1.800.966.0444.


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